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's last four addresses. you can set your watch by the regularity of president obama's state of the union speeches. he spends roughly the same amount of time on the same topics in the same order. the one exception was 2011 when he deviated a bit from the script in the aftermath of an event. the shooting in tucson, arizona. the president finds himself in the same environment on 2013, updating congress on how the country is doing following another horrific mass shooting. that leaves us with two possibilities from the president on tuesday night. either a moment history will remember because it's impossible to forget or simply another regularly scheduled update that comes from time-to-time as the founders intended. when we come back, the panel weighs in on how the president can make tuesday night historic. financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. call or visit
. >>> in other news, president obama will deliver his state of the union tomorrow night. he's expected to push for more investment in infrastructure and clean energy. he'll zero in on the issue of the middle class advocating for what he described last week as a, quote, economy that works for everybody. tomorrow's speech is also going to focus on immigration, climate change and gun violence. big themes from the president's inaugural address last month. then on wednesday the president hits the road. he goes to asheville, north carolina. a three state tour. the presidential barnstorming is also going to hit atlanta and chicago later in the week. in tuesday's speech in the house chamber the president is going to come face to face with his congressional critics, including those who are now vowing to oppose his nomination for top cabinet spots. lindsey graham is leading that efrt. he's threatening to hold up those picks until the white house delivers more information on the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be
have to admire him. >> and here at home one day ahead of president obama's state of the union address, vice president biden is meeting with law enforcement officials in philadelphia about reducing gun violence. while victims of gun violence, like former congresswoman gabby giffords, takes a stand. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. take it from me. congress must act. >> and this hour president obama will be awarding the medal of army to staff sergeant clinton for courage under fire in afghanistan. he is only the fourth living recipient of the military's highest honor for service in iraq or afghanistan. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. a stunning announcement this morning from rome. pope benedict xvi is abdicating his office. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> n
. >>> right now, learning about the message and tone of president obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic senator from west virginia joe manchin. a big player in the gun control debate and wearing the no labels pi
training. >> that was nbc's miguel alma gar ra reporting there. >>> president obama will be putting the final touches on his state of the union speech for tomorrow night. nbc's brian moore has this preview. >> reporter: the economy, jobs and the middle class are expected to be center stage tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the unnon address. while foreshadowing his second term agenda, the president will also be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they'd rather ask more from the vast majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close even a single tax loophole that benefits the wealthy. >> reporter: the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> so what we do need is more revenue and more cuts. >> what i would like to see that is in big, balanced, bold promos sal. >> if interest's no deal by march 1st, deep, automatic spending cuts kick in. >> these indiscriminate reductions do not make sense and we're going to hurt a lot of people and it's up to the president to act no
germany, and it's exactly what the soviet union did. yes, barack obama still months away from even being sworn in as president at that point. but congressman paul broun was already on him for being both a nazi and a soviet communist. and that kind of set the tone for how congressman paul broun of georgia would handle himself over the next four years. >> i believe this administration wants to destroy the free enterprise system. there is a word for that, socialism. he is a marxist. >> fellow patriots, we have a lot of domestic enemies of the constitution and they're right down the mall in the congress of the united states. and right down independence avenue in the white house of -- that belongs to us. it's not about my ability to hunt, which i love to do. it's not about the ability for me to protect my family and my property against criminals, which we have the right to do. but it's about, it's all about us protecting ourselves from a tyrannical government of the united states. >> do you think president obama is a socialist? >> i know he is. in fact, you look at his own writings, he said w
of the union address. no pressure. >>> and she's up for a grammy! first lady michelle obama was nominated in the spoken word category for her reading of "american groom," her book on garden 'but white house officials say she has no plans to head to l.a. tonight. former president bill clinton is also nominated along about ellen degeneres, and we should note with great pride, our own rachel maddow as well. president obama already has two nominations in the category. >>> next up, the world's largest parking lot still today closed for more storm cleanup. snow and abandoned vehicles. >>> also, not guilty of a cover-up? joe paterno's family tries to clear his name from the jerry sandusky sex abuse case. details on that as well. [ male announcer ] no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all
rubio of florida will be delivering the gop response to president obama's state of the union address. rubio will speak first in english and he'll also prerecord a version in spanish for the spanish language network. >>> scott brown declined to say if he would run for governor of massachusetts next year. he hinted about a political future telling politicalo, i'm no dead. >>> there will be a new senator sworn in today for massachusetts, cowan will fill the john kerry seat until a special election in june. >>> on tuesday, maryland's two senators will get the spoils of victory for the baltimore ravens beating the san francisco 49ers. california senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein will deliver crabs, napa valley wine, sow dough bread and cheese to the winners. >>> thomas massy of kentucky is sponsoring a new bill that will legalize nonsmokeable strain of marijuana. it is called kemp and has many uses ranging from twine, rope, and fabric. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> turning back to weather, bill karins is here with more on what is shaping up to be a powe
information he would move ahead with the vote as soon as possible. >>> just days before his state of the union, president obama is previewing his second term agenda. focus on immigration, guns, and tackling the federal deficit. president was looking to rally house democrats at their annual retreat saying he wanted a long-term budget deal but new revenues must be part of the package. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks or every two months or every six months we are threatening this hardline recovery -- >> the president also discussed a looming automatic budget cuts arguing the public favors his plan for a balanced solution. >>> turning to the topic of guns. the president will continue his push to stop gun violence as the first lady pays tribute to the latest victim. michelle obama is headed to chicago this weekend to attend the funeral of 15-year-old what day yeah pendleton. the honors student was shot last week in a chicago park just days after performing at inauguration students in d.c. pendleton was am
week away from president obama's state of the union speech. he'll use the bully pulpit to push his vision for the country and continuing selling his second term agenda. already he met with labor and business leaders on the economy in washington. he spoke about gun safety in minnesota. he delivered a major immigration speech in las vegas. and the fight for fairness is headed straight to main street. the obama administration today announcing they're going after some of the people allegedly involved in the 2007 financial meltdown. sounds like a lot to do all at once, right? yes. and it's part of the strategy. it's what nbc's first read calls flooding the zone. pushing many issues so the gop can't come together and oppose any single one. and there are already hopeful signs this president is going to get some important progress on key issues. joining me now is james peterson and molly ball. thanks to both of you for your time. >> good to be here. >> thanks. >> molly, you recently wrote about the washington gridlock. the headline reads "is washington getting less dysfunctional?" and i'm
in good hands? >>> with eyes toward the state of the union, we already know that president obama's second term agenda will focus on immigration, gun control and climate change. but according to our next guest, if he wants to leave a long-term legacy he should focus on blazing a healthy, prous prous and innovative trail for america's cities. america's 50 largest cities house two thirds of the population and they're responsible for three quarters of total economic output. joining us is richard florida, professor at toronto and nyu and senior editor of "the atlantic." richard, when you frame it, like i did, it sounds like a no-brainer that president obama would be paying attention to urban america but i think when you sort of look at the incentive game in politics, i notice in the 2012 elections really i think pointed towards this the democratic basin creasingly is concentrated really in cities and metropolitan areas. obama in victory this year won fewer counties than michael dukakis while wiped out national 25 years ago. it strikes me little incentive that republicans say to playing to the
. the state of the union is an opportunity for president obama to talk about not only his legacy goals, but what direction america needs to take. when we look at the last congress and the fact that it was the least productive congress in american history, a lot of people say look, we've got jobs, we've got immigration reform, we've got gun control and we need you all to get on the same page with the rest of the country. >> e.j., at the democratic retreat, former president bill clinton, he said the politics americans want are in line with this president's agenda. watch this. >> i think the last election was an election where america chose an inclusive. now that you've won this race in large measure on what the american people did not want, we had to create a future that they do want. >> is that what the president can build on in his state of the union on tuesday night? >> i think that's exactly right. what president clinton said. it was very clear that obama created a referendum asking the country to rejekct a series of republican ideas, in particular that government has no role to play
rubio will give the gop response to president obama's state of the union on tuesday. rubio is a rising star. karl rove calls him the greatest communique tor since ronald reagan. here's what he was communicating at an event yesterday. >> i think the two parts are more insightful, in my opinion, with all apologies to the biggie fans. there's two sites that mentions bob dole. >> i didn't know that. the thing about his real name, his music, i can tell his real name, right? >> marco rubio. mr. hip hop. who knew? but what does rubio know about some other big topics? like the ruling on gay marriage. >> i really haven't gone in-depth to the legal arguments being made. >> he doesn't know. what about discrimination against gays? should there be a law to stop it? >> i don't have it in front of me. i'd have to look at it and tell you. >> okay. can we get your take on climate change. >> the climate is always changing. that's not the fundamental question. the question is whether manmade activity is what's contributing most to it. i understand people are saying there's a significant sicientifc census
president obama's state of the union address georgia congressman paul broun for example typically stays in his office hooked to his twitter account. where will steve pierce be during the address? his announcement yesterday, public hearing on the chicken is the same day of the state of the union. pearce will be attending a meeting on a chicken to the endangered species list. >>> and their top staffers would rather forget. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." we may have just seen president obama inaugurated a second time. here at "hardball" we're reminiscing about the 2012 election campaign whether it was the carpet bombing of newt gingrich and the iowa airwaves or romney's 47% comments i think cost him the election. or the debate that didn't cost president obama the election. our own chuck todd got the inside scoop from campaign operatives of both sides who shared the uh-oh moments. they had a different word for it. let's start with the republican primaries. top romney advisers described the points at which they thought uh-oh. here it i
rubio would be delivering the official republican response to president obama's state of the union address. today the tea party announced its own post-speech presidential nay sayer, kentucky's republican senator rand paul. this is the third such tea party state of the union response. their past two speakers were michele bachmann and herman cain. yep, that's happening on tuesday. happy mardi gras, everybody. after you get it. now that's like sunblock before or sun burn cream later. oh, somebody out there's saying, now i get it! take beano before and there'll be no gas. >>> okay. let's say you're a doctor, a private physician in any small to mid-sized city in the country. if any of your patients comes to you with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, you as her doctor can provide her with a low-risk, outpatient procedure to terminate the pregnancy. you can file a claim with her insurance company. you can both go home to your families. let's say you're a doctor who has chosen to provide abortions to the most vulnerable women, to women without insurance, teens or domestic violence victims.
into the catholic church. >> twitter? women? anyway, after the break, during tomorrow night's state of the union president obama is expected to offer a clear message regarding his prescriptions for economic recovery. as for republicans, not so much. we'll discuss the president's agenda and the gop's mixed messages. next on "now." [ whirring ] [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies and awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang ] this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next rx. the f sport. this is the pursuit of perfection. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that.
's rebuttal to president obama following his state of the union address on tuesday. rubio, of course, a rising star for the gop and potential white house contender in 2016 plans to respond to the president in english and spanish. rubio is also among a group of influential senators calling for comprehensive immigration reform including stronger border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented workers already in the country. the gun advocacy group mayors against illegal guns is pulling out all the stops this week to get the message across. first, it was a reported $100,000 ad buy for a super bowl spot that aired in washington, d.c. and yesterday the group which is backed by new york mayor michael bloomberg leaned on celebrity toys join in. >> doctors can ask if their patients practice unsafe sex or use illicit drugs or have suicidal thoughts or feel threatened in the home but it's illegal for them to discuss guns. >> if we as a people don't act after sandy hook, then we as a people are broken. as a supporter of the second amendment and friend of many nra members mysel
years, we've had the party who is not the president's party deliver a response to the state of the union. it's a big honor to get the gig too. it shows that your party think you're an up and comer. so far the party responses to president obama have been given by louisiana governor bobby jindal. he went first. mr. jindal still sort of recovering from that. in 2010 they went with governor bob mcdonnell of virginia, who they staged to make look tres presidential. bob mcdonnell had only been in office as governor for about five minutes by the time they had them do this. he went on to become nationally famous for something that honestly did not come up in that speech, and thank god. in 2011, it was congressman paul ryan, who was then nationally known mostly as the kill medicare guy. he went on to remain the kill medicare guy who is also the one who came in second place for vice president. last year the republicans chose to go with the guy they were marketing as the adult in the room, indiana governor mitch daniels. governor daniels has since left public service and is now the president of pur
, senator. please proceed. msnbc's coverage of president obama's 2013 state of the union address will start next tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and that of course will be followed by the official republican party response, which we learned today will be delivered by senator marco rubio of florida. good luck with that, sir. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. i've been using crest pro-health for a week. my dentist said it was gonna help transform my mouth. [ male announcer ] go pro. for a clean that's up to four times better, try these crest pro-health products together. [ sara ] i've been using crest pro-health. so feels different. [ male announcer ] crest pro-health protects not just some, but all these areas dentists check most. my mouth feels healthier. it feels cleaner. i think my dentist is gonna see the difference. [ m
to hear from president obama in his state of the union speech on tuesday? we'll hear some of your tweets. miky t. plays, to clean up corrupt government. "how he'll address the crisis of our time, which is spending and debt. will he get serious? i hope so." "i want president obama to talk about preserving the environment and the wide gap between the rich and poor." and sammy tweets "the truth." >>> msnbc is doing something fun. we're asking you to complete the president's statement from the annual address. the state of the union is -- and i respond, as you can see there, write big, "inspiring as ever." you can respond by sending a photo like mine to or on twitter or insta gram. use the #sotuis, which is sotu is. coming up, the president's drone policy under fire. hings. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ [ male announcer ] st
. president obama's state of the union address is just a week from today and the president is flooding the zone. worried the federal budget could dominate and limit his agenda this year. he's pushing other issues. he's talking guns one day, immigration the next. making sure he's not drawn into a standoff with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for far too long. time to fix it has come. time is of the essence. i believe the border is secure. i believe the border is a safe border. that's not to say that everything is 100%. >> today napolitano will visit
an honest mistake. >>> finally, republicans refusing to attend president obama's state of the union address georgia congressman paul broun for example typically stays in his office hooked to his twitter account. where will steve pierce be during the address? his announcement yesterday, public hearing on the chicken is the same day of the state of the union. pearce will be attending a meeting on a chicken to the endangerered species list. >>> and their top staffers would rather forget. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service®, works for thousands of home businesses. because at®, you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duc
today that marco rubio will deliver the republican response to president obama's state of the union address on tuesday. rubio aides are busy trying to spread the nonsense that he will write his own speech. senator rubio did an interview with buzz feed last night while drinking beer, a necessary proof to political reporters that you're a regular guy. >> what we have to do is identify those principles and turn those into policies that speak for the 2 1s century. >> marco rubio seems to think republicanism is so wicked complicated that it takes like years to teach. >> to convince people that what we stand for, that free nt prize and limited government is the best way to create the condition for their dreams to be possible. that's hard work. that takes time to explain to people, it may take more than one election cycle. >> it sounds like it's going to take more than 12 minutes after a state of the union address to teach america this very, very complicated thing that free enterprise is good for you. >> they've been trying for a long time and americans just aren't getting it. that's the p
this when florida senator marco rubio delivers the republican response to president obama's state of the union address tuesday night. he will be the fourth potential gop presidential candidate to do so in five years. last year it was then-governor mitch daniels of indiana, who is now president of purdue university. but in 2012 it was paul ryan, 2010 virginia governor bob mcdonnell, and in 2009 louisiana governor bobby jindal. and you can expect rubio, ryan, mcdonnell, and jindal all to start showing up in iowa before long ahead of the 2016 iowa caucuses. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with davi>>> w. new jersey governor chris christie can't seem to stop talking about his weight, and maybe he wants it that way. first, christie poked fun at his weight this week with david letterman. >> i'm basically the healthiest fat guy you have ever seen in your life. >> president clinton's former white house doctor, connie mariano
, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> four days before president obama delivers his state of the union, address a new quinnipiac poll shows the job approval rating is sinking, down seven points in two minutes. 46% versus 53% in early december. the president is facing mostly dissatisfied public, just 31% of those polled say they're satisfied with how things are going in the nation. 68% are dissatisfied but breaking the approval among minorities, the numbers soar. among hispanics, 64% and higher among african-americans, 87%. by comparison, the approval of republicans in congress, 19%. that is down six points since december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in december, w
response to president obama's state of the union address. today the tea party announced its own post-speech presidential nay sayer, kentucky's republican senator rand paul. this is the third such tea party state of the union response. their past two speakers were michele bachmann and herman cain. yep, that's happening on tuesday. happy mardi gras, everybody. core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> okay. let's say you're a doctor, a private physician in any small to mid-sized city in the country. if any of your patients comes to you with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy, you as her doctor can provide her with a low-risk, outpatient procedure to terminate the pregnancy. you can file a claim with he
growing 2016 resume. he's been selected to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address next week delivering it in english and spanish. in a statement rubio says, quote, i look forward to laying out the republican case of how our ideas can help people close the gap between their dreams and the opportunities to realize them. while further fueling the 2016 feeding frenzy, this new cover from "time" magazine that reads, marco rubio, republican savior. let's bring in democratic strategist and former derry deputy campaign manager steve al man dorff and robert trayman. robert, after that bruising 2012 election season, is marco rubio the republican savior. >> well, i don't know if i would go that far, but he's certainly a rising star in the party. here is why. he's coming to the idea thoughtful with a lot of ideas. he's young. he comes from a very good swing state, the state of florida. he obviously is a son of immigrants. he's a minority and he's relevant in people's live. people look at him and say finally someone is thoughtful. finally someone is reasona
appendelton was gunned down after performing in president obama's inauguration. >> the state of the union address to ramp up public pressure gun control and an issue that will have a sharp divide on both sides of the argument. lynn sweet is with the chicago sun-times and the international and executive editor for "time" magazine and thanks for being with me on this saturday afternoon. >> mayors against illegal guns using personal appeals now to try to make their argument. they released an ad that went up over the past two days or so and it features a number of hall of fame football players, deion sanders, marshall faulk, emmett smith and meanwhile in the last few days, president obama has been flooding twitter with messages including this powerful one on background checks. >> 52% of americans said they support stricter gun laws. this is a quinnipiac university poll. 52%. what can we make of the disparity. >> this is an example of the obama administration that this time, i think it is different this time and there's a persistent, patient ground game and it is being realistic and reasonable
? >> reporter: i think that's going to be a big focus of president obama's state-of-the-union address. i think he's going to talk about the economy and really focus on the ways in which he would like to see the middle class get back on track. i am told that the themes will echo a lot of what we heard on the campaign trail. i can also tell you that the president at this point in time has a strong working draft of his state-of-the-union address, and his staff has really worked hard to make sure he has had a light schedule specifically during the nighttime this past week heading into this weekend so he can work on putting the final touches on that address. >> you're going to be very glad to know, kristen, my next guest was nodding at your report. he's a guy who's well aware of what state-of-the-union speeches are all about. thank you very much. you've been validated. >>> for an inside look at how much goes into the state-of-the-union address i'm joined by michael waldman who served as chief speech writer and assistant to bill clinton and now president of nyu's law school's brennan center for just
. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tomorrow. a speech white house officials say will focus on jobs and the economy. the president is expected to push for more investments in infrastructure, clean energy and education. he'll zero in on the issue of the middle class, advocating for what he described to house democrats last week as a, quote, economy that works for everybody. tomorrow's speech will also focus on immigration, climate change and gun violence, echoing themes from last month's inaugural address. on wednesday, the president will head to asheville, north carolina, to begin a three-state tour to sell his proposals. the post-state of the union presidential barnstorming will also hit atlanta and end out in chicago later in the week. >> so what proposals are we talking about, mike? i mean mark. anybody? >> gun control. >> gun control. >> immigration. >> they're going to love that in north carolina and georgia. >> education. >> i guess we're going to be -- >> nuclear disarmament. less nuclear bombs. >> so he's bringing up nuclear disarmament again. has anybody
at the state of the union, ted nugent. >> i'll tell you this right now, if barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. if you can't galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for mitt romney, we're done. we'll be a suburb of indonesia next year. we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in november. >> god. those comments predictably drew the attention of the secret service, thank god, but steve stockman, a member of congress, went ahead and invited nugent to the state of the union address. >>> up next, how did the republican party become the party of conservative white people? well, that's ahead. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ike our grild lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster
that we act responsibly. we can't wait. today, first lady michelle obama anoungsed her guest at the state of the union will be this woman, the grieving mother of a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. shefgs just laid to rest after being shot and killed in a chicago park. days after attending the president's inaugural facilities. we learned today a bipartisan group of senators is closing on an agreement over how to expand background checks. over 30, including the brother of this hero, victoria soto, the san sandyhook teacher who died protecting her students. this is a fight for all courageous victims of senseless tragedies and it's personal for this president. this hand hch written message from the president appeared on the program. it's a message to hadiya's family. in it, the president says that he is heartbroken by hadiya's death and he vows to fight to the end of senseless violence. this issue is personal for the president and for millions across the country. and we're seeing real urgency and more momentum. >> let me go to you, first, congressman. it seems the energy is not letting up, is it
of progressive values and the push for a transformative next four years, president obama will pivot back to the economy in the state of the union address, and the president will outline initiatives on clean energy, climate change, and the usual laundry list that you would expect in a democratic state of the union and it is focused on strengthening the middle-class and things that he previewed in a pep talk after he left last thursday. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody is getting a fair shake and everybody is playing by the same rules. >> president is also expected to cast second-term agenda items from immigration reform to gun control and climate change in economic terms. white house says that every one of the president's proposals will be paid for and will not add to the deficit, and of course, it is how he pays for it that is going to be the debate point. after his tuesday night speech, president obama hits the road for a three-day tour, and stops in asheville, north carolina, wednesday and atlanta on thursday and chicago on friday. and here's what
things in the hour. president obama is gearing up for the state of the union with a multi-pronged push on immigration reform while congress is taking a course in citizenship 101. we'll get the lowdown from luke russert and joy reid, and the president doubled down on the assault weapons ban, but what can he and congress learn from 1994? we'll get in the way back machine. >>> and president michael waldman joins us for a discussion in the gop scheme to prevent minority rule. the white rule conservative kind. all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at ♪ the delightful discovery. the sweet realization that you have a moment all to yourself. well, almost. splenda® no calorie sweetener.
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. heather picked up on my ideas. the union address, where is president obama coming down? i mean a lot of people were happy with the inaugural address. what was striking to me and painful. he didn't say a word ant jobs. the question is how front and center are jobs as opposed to the deficit? i think we have a big indication of where he's going. >> i think it's not all doom and gloom. power of recovery is happening. two worker owned co-ops, one is occupy. >> it's a tongue twister. there's another one that people should know about the working world. it's a vc model, but a social aim, not a profit aim. they see the worker owned co-ops. when they make money, they pay back their initial investment and use the money to seat another. they work in argentina and nicaragua. >> that's super cool. >> republicans are trying to present an alternative vision and failing. it's dramatic. i was fascinated by eric cantor last week. the format was exactly that of a state of the union. this is a republican state of the union. supposed to be new ideas. there were no new ideas. he called for an end to all fe
the day before president obama is expected to outline sweeping gun control measures in his state of the union address. >>> later this afternoon the senate is expected to approve the reauthorizations of the violence against women act. the medal of honor will be awarded to a former staff sergeant. clinton romeshe is -- he is the fourth living soldier to receive the medal of honor based on service in iraq and afghanistan. >>> up next the recentition nation, we'll talk more about what it means for the american catholic church. ou make americas favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. plus a valuable coupon. it's been said that beauty is in the ewell...behold. der. behold water so blue it merges with the sky above. behold natural beauty above the sea, and far below. behold smiles so wide they stretch across the face of an entire nation. behold...the islands of the bahamas. a great cup of coffee should
applaud president obama for making it such a priority. >> the state of the union just over a week away now. you bring up the fact that you do like the president's all-encompassing approach. however, the nra has been obstinate in going against the president and anybody else who wants to talk about gun control. wayne lapierre, appearing with chris wallace over the weekend, talking about what he believes is the president's stance that he's not being public about. take a listen. >> they leafletted the country with flyers like this, obama's not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights, and now he's trying to take away all three. i mean, what they'll do is they'll turn this universal check on the law-abiding into a universal registry of law-abiding people and law-abiding people don't want that. >> sir, it seems to be that wayne lapierre has come out against any type of reform in any general direction that's been discussed so far. when it comes to the second amendment and as someone who has suffered at the hands of an accidental gunshot, what are your feelings about how the left can
. optionsxpress by charles schwab. >>> president obama will deliver what could be his most important state of the union address on tuesday when he speaks for the first time before both chambers of congress since his re-election. let's bring in our gaggle to talk about it, from the centers for american progress, the washington examiner's susan, from the national review jim garrity and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, let's start with you. a little birdie told me you have a little state of the union address news. >> reporter: a little bit of news coming out of the white house this morning, chris. the white house looking at this speech as really the president's best chance to map out what he hopes to accomplish not just in the four years but what he is hoping to aim over the next year, year and a half. his best chance to get some of those larger policy initiatives passed like immigration control, stiffer gun control laws. i am being told this morning that the economy will be a key focus of the president's state of the union address. of course that is still the big issue
. president obama may have previewed some of what he will say on immigration an guns touz's state of the union address while speaking just in the past hour at a conference the house democratic caucus. >> we need to get immigration reform done. and i'm going to be pushing hard to get it done. early. and we've got to be mindful about steps we can take to end the cycle of gun violence in this country. >> those comments come as a new poll on both issues is released today. on gun control, quinnipiac poll shows americans support background checks for all buyers, 92% in favor. 7% stand opposed. on immigration reform, 56% favor allowing immigrants to stay and be given a path to citizenship. 10% say those immigrants should be allowed to stay and not allowed to be citizens. 30% say those immigrants should be made to leave. joining me now is keith boykin and lois romano. thank you both for joining us. >> hey, tamron. >> 92% support this as far as ban on high capacity magazines, 56 pst, ban on assault weapons, 56%. how does the nra stand in opposition to let's just single out universal background check? >
responded to ronald reagan's '85 state of the union. we asked beginning today eight african-americans will have served in the u.s. senate. how many were elected by popular vote, just three. ed brooks, carolyn moseley braun and barack obama. she keeps you guessing. and barack obama. e, carolyn mosn and barack obama. - - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than f
la pierre is going to make to scare people away from this. president obama is not going to mention either assault weapons ban or the other thing that has 50% approval in the state of the union address. he will retreat back to the universal background checks. >> when you look at the numbers and brian, you listened to wayne la pierre's argument, it seems to me he is blatantly pandering to the financial side of this. >> you wonder about the demographics of the polling, but to your point, when you want to relaunch the republican party, isn't this one issue where you can get credibility to the middle ground if you went on board with this? you get enough support it seems that if you can't get this one right in the republican party, you will struggle with all the others. >> that is with the political parties not being able to move quickly as they should. as they found out in immigration they lost the white house because they dragged their feet on immigration. they lost the white house and reelected barack obama. if mitt romney had the same percentage as george w. bush, he would be preside
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